Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are sharing the screen together again. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox and Lloyd, who had no problem with reminiscing about their Back to the Future franchise, were joined together for a Toyota commercial.
In the commercial, the two are seated in a diner, simply reminiscing about their travels in Back to the Future. Fox and Lloyd discuss all the technological advancements that the Back to the Future Franchise got right. Back in the 80s, these advances were simply dreamed up, but now that we’re in 2015, the year that Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, traveled to, the two have fresh eyes.
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Lloyd boasts, “We’ve got 3D movies.” Fox counters, “We’ve got fingerprint technology.” They also note that they got it wrong in a few areas, like dog-walking robots, and self tying sneakers. One revelation is that in the age of smartphones and e-mails, Christopher Lloyd still uses a fax machine. Michael J. Fox looks stunned and asks, “Who do you fax?” Lloyd says, “I fax the people I fax!”
So far, this is just a teaser that Toyota decided to release. At the end of the teaser commercial, it states, “Watch The Full Film On October 21, 2015” which suggests that we will be getting a full length commercial on that date, or will it be a full length feature? Who knows, but fans that are nostalgic about the series aren’t opposed to a fourth installment.
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So much buzz about another installment has been going around that it got the attention of Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc in the franchise. Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Lloyd said he would love to do another installment of Back to the Future if that was in the cards. “I would love to do Doc again, no question.”
That said, Lloyd did admit that a fourth installment would be tricky, because the first three were so original. “It’s tough to come up with an idea that contains the excitement of the original three. So it would be a real challenge for the writers to come up with an original Back to the Future story that has the same passion and intensity and excitement as the other three.”
While he’s not holding his breath, the 77-year-old actor didn’t completely wipe it off the table, by adding, “But it could be done, you never know.”
If everyone else is up to create another Back to the Future installment, they’ll have to convince its star Michael J. Fox first. In times where 80s classic Ghostbusters is currently coming back to life with a reboot, it’s easy to see why this would be a no brainer, but it isn’t to Fox.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Michael J. Fox explained just why a fourth installment of the popular franchise wouldn’t work. According to Comicbook, Michael J. Fox said it was his hate of the Delorean, the classic car that became infamous, that has him thinking twice about returning. He said the car was the worst vehicle to drive because it had two gears. Fox often slammed into the door, and would smash his hand into the flux capacitor. His hand was so badly injured that it was bleeding, as was his head at one point.
Despite that, he did have affections for the fans that dressed up as Marty and Doc for Comic Con. “I’ve met people with their heart on their sleeves, and they love what they are, they love being together and doing the things they enjoy. And if that’s a nerd, then that’s what Marty is.”
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